When the somewhat surprising news hits this summer that we would need to wait nearly a year to see the Warner Bros. 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s revered classic The Great Gatsby, the studio gave a generic summer 2013 date. But now, things have been firmed up as a concrete date has been set for Baz Luhrmann‘s film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan.
The drama will now open on May 10th, 2013, which places it alongside the Universal comedy About Time, from Love Actually‘s Richard Curtis, as well as the next Tyler Perry film. As with any summer, it’s surrounded by competition, with Iron Man 3 opening the week before and Star Trek Into Darkness the following weekend, but this one is indeed different enough from your normal popcorn fare that perhaps WB made a smart move. And with this news, it also seems like Luhrmann is all set, financially speaking.
Do you think this new date is good for Gatsby?
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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